Home-Start Winchester and Districts
The leading family support charity
Winchester Churches Christmas Project
Some of our most needy families were given a substantial sum of money from this project to help pay for Christmas. The mums, together with their volunteers, decided how to spend the money to ensure that all the family benefitted. It was much appreciated by all the families.
Mothers’ Union Holiday
In August Home-Start families enjoyed a week’s holiday in Sussex, courtesy of the Winchester Diocese of the Mothers’ Union. All who participated had a wonderful time – the food was good, they were taken to Brighton Pier where there is a big fair, and the outdoor swimming pool was warm. We are most grateful to the Mothers’ Union for giving such an opportunity to the families who otherwise would not be able to afford a holiday.
A lively Christmas Party became quite magical when Father Christmas arrived with a named gift for each child. It is always a delight to see the expressions on the faces of the children when he calls their names!
Finkley Down Farm
Two minibuses full of families enjoyed a day at Finkley Down Farm. It was perfect for the under fives and everyone enjoyed meeting the animals. These days are also a good way for parents to make proper friendships. We borrowed two minibuses (thank you Prince’s Mead School!) to take those who didn’t have their own transport and more families joined by car.
A Fitness, Fun and Food Day was held at Lanterns in the summer enjoyed by parents and children alike. We provided a healthy, home-cooked buffet lunch, ran races and the mums enjoyed a Zumba session, while after lunch a magician charmed one and all.
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